Each left his regularly scheduled time slot for a different reason, but they're all returning to the small screen this fall with the same goal: to make you laugh in your living room again.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, premieres September 17)
Last TV Gig: SNL (2005 to 2012)
Left the Game: Cited Kristen Wiig ("Feels like my time") after his contract was up.
He's Back: As an idiot-savant detective in an oddball cop comedy.
Michael J. Fox
The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC, premieres September 26)
Last TV Gig: Spin City (1996 to 2000)
Left the Game: After being diagnosed with Parkinson's.
He's Back: As a news anchor with Parkinson's and a sick sense of humor about it.
The Crazy Ones (CBS, premieres September 26)
Last TV Gig: Mork & Mindy (1978 to 1982)
Left the Game: To star in wildly disparate films, from Mrs. Doubtfire to One Hour Photo.
He's Back: As a joyously scene-chewing ad-agency head.
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